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Big Pinwheels in the Sky

May 20, 2024 Rural Insights
When I was a young child, I saw my first wind turbine in the hills of Iowa when my family was driving from Michigan to Colorado. Many people consider them an eyesore, but I thought they looked absolutely wonderful. They were like giant pinwheels...
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Survey: Local governments see EV charging as costly, lower-priority

May 7, 2024 Green Car Reports
More local governments across Michigan see EV charging as a relevant issue, but the number is still fairly low, according to a new University of Michigan survey, and those interested in EV charging see cost as a barrier. While the survey is...
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Survey: Local governments see EV charging as costly, lower-priority

May 7, 2024 Queen City News
More local governments across Michigan see EV charging as a relevant issue, but the number is still fairly low, according to a new University of Michigan survey, and those interested in EV charging see cost as a barrier. While the survey is...
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More local officials see relevance of electric vehicle planning

Apr 30, 2024 The University Record
Local officials across Michigan increasingly view electric vehicle infrastructure planning as relevant for their governments, though many cite too few public charging stations and costs associated with adding them as barriers to...
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Birmingham pilots survey on recycling

Apr 24, 2024 Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle
The city of Birmingham recently launched a new survey on Engage Birmingham that encourages residents to share their understanding of the city’s recycling program, their interest in recycling and how they think Birmingham can improve in this area....
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STUDY: Rural communities struggle to access grant funding

Dec 28, 2023 Interlochen Public Radio
Researchers from the University of Michigan have noticed a significant gap between rural and urban communities when it comes to getting state or federal funding. The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey asked local governments what they...
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Local relations with state government decline over time

Dec 22, 2023 Michigan Association of Counties Magazine
Public service delivery is a process that often depends on multiple levels of government, especially among the state and its local governments. As threats to American democracy have increased, working relationships across levels of government in our...
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LOCAL LEADERS DECLINING FAITH IN MICHIGAN STATE GOVERNMENT

Dec 5, 2023 Barrett & Greene Management Update
Typically, people use the phrase “state and local government,” as though they are two entirely separate sets of entities. But unless the states and their cities, counties and towns work together smoothly, impediments to progress abound. Some...
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Survey: Local Leaders Say Relations With State Gov't Strained

Nov 29, 2023 Gongwer
Local government leaders across Michigan reported in a recent survey a decline in satisfaction in their overall relationship with state government leaders may in part be due to changes in the partisan makeup of its leadership, a recent survey found....
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Home Builders V.P.: Michigan’s in a ‘housing crisis’

Nov 22, 2023 The Livingston Post
Dawn Crandall of the Home Builders Association of Michigan describes the state’s housing crisis as ongoing, with supply being limited, demand remaining really high and individuals seeking workforce housing getting “bumped even further down the...
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Survey finds many Michigan communities struggling with housing shortage

Oct 21, 2023 The County Press
A recent survey by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan found officials in many of the state’s communities feel they lack affordable housing. The Michigan Public Policy survey found 27% of respondents said they...
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Survey finds many Michigan communities struggling with housing shortage

Oct 13, 2023 Michigan Radio
A recent survey by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan found officials in many of the state's communities feel they lack affordable housing. The Michigan Public Policy survey found 27% of respondents said they...
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Housing shortage triggers alarm for towns across Michigan

Oct 13, 2023 Mlive
More local leaders, in rural, suburban and urban communities throughout Michigan, are raising alarms about housing shortages. The number of local officials reporting a lack of single-family housing has nearly doubled in the past six years – going...
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Smaller Michigan Governments Require Aid for Grant Access

Oct 12, 2023 Mirage News
As unprecedented state and federal funding opportunities have emerged over the past 18 months with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Michigan local government leaders have expressed concerns about...
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U.P. local government leaders most likely to report housing shortages

Sep 27, 2023 Iron County Reporter
Concerns among local government leaders in the Upper Peninsula about housing shortages in their communities have more than doubled since 2017. Today, 59% of officials from U.P. cities, villages, and townships say they have too little single-family...
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Michigan Housing Shortages Alarm Local Leaders: U Study

Sep 15, 2023 Mirage News
Michigan local officials are reporting alarm at the lack of housing options across the state-concerns that include single-family homes and multifamily units and cut across affordable, entry-level and mid-level housing...